The cost of moving home can seem to add up very quickly. Aside from the big expenses like a deposit, stamp duty and solicitors fees, there are all the extra things you need to splash out on when you change homes, like removals in Bristol.
While it’s always going to be an expensive business, there are some ways of reducing those costs, with What House? recently offering a number of tips to those who are planning to move home.
The first piece of advice is to declutter as much as you can. That means being a bit ruthless with old clothes, children’s toys and other knick-knacks you have lying around but never really use. Aside from meaning you’ll have less boxes to take with you, it also stops you just moving clutter from one home to another without ever really sorting it properly.
Another recommendation is to get a removal company to come to your home before giving you a quote. This will allow them to get a real idea of how much stuff you have to take with you, not to mention how easy (or difficult) it will be to remove things like furniture from your current home.
Then they can provide you with an accurate quote, so you hopefully won’t be hit with unexpected charges after your move.
The website also suggests taking your furniture apart yourself, and reassembling it the other end, if you’re comfortable with that. While many removal firms will happily do this for you, it can increase the cost.
And given that the cost of moving home was cited by 13 per cent of people as a barrier to moving in a survey published recently by Attic Self Storage, finding ways to save money here and there could make all the difference.